• Press Release
  • April 22, 2020

Arcadis to provide architect-engineer technical support for US Army Corps of Engineers projects along the Texas coast

Contract with Galveston District scheduled to run through 2024

Highlands Ranch, Colo. — April 22, 2020 — Arcadis (EURONEXT: ARCAD) today announced a new partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District to provide architect-engineer technical support services on multiple projects along the Texas coast through 2024.

The USACE Galveston District has received nearly $5.0 billion in disaster relief funding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The funding is dedicated to improving the flood protection and sustainability of communities and commerce along the coast of Texas and southwest Louisiana.

Arcadis’ contract is worth $10 million for the first year with a total potential value of up to $40.5 million over four years to help the district meet its aggressive mission goals and schedule.

“We look forward to helping the Galveston District deliver crucial civil works projects in southern Texas,” said John McCarthy, president of Arcadis’ water business line. “It’s an honor to support the mission of the USACE to provide vital public engineering services to strengthen our nation's security, energize the economy, and protect the citizens that live in these coastal areas from the risks associated with natural disasters.”

Over the course of the contract, Arcadis will support various projects, including the $3.9 billion Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Project, consisting of the design and construction of levees, concrete floodwalls and new pump stations to manage flooding during surge events.

“This win reflects Arcadis’ commitment to help fortify the health of Texas’ rivers, harbors and coastal ecosystem,” said McCarthy.

Arcadis will also support the district’s primary responsibility to operate and maintain the harbors, ports and waterways that serve as pivotal pathways for interstate commerce.

Technical services provided by Arcadis will range from planning studies; detailed engineering design and independent technical reviews; operation and maintenance, engineering during construction, and construction management services.

In 1880, USACE established Galveston District as its first office in Texas, tasked with overseeing river and harbor improvements in the state. Today, the District’s main missions have grown to include navigation, flood risk management, regulatory oversight, emergency management, and ecosystem restoration.

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